Factors associated with the likelihood of injury resulting from collisions between four-wheel drive vehicles and passenger cars

Robert W. Broyles, Lutchmie Narine, S. Ross Clarke, Daryl R. Baker

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Abstract

The specific effects of vehicular type on the likelihood of an injury occurring are relatively unexplored. This study sought to assess the relative risk of injury to occupants of four-wheel drive vehicles and their counterparts in passenger cars. Data for 1143 occupants from all of the 454 crashes in Oklahoma, in 1995 that involved a four-wheel drive vehicle were used. Multiple logistic regression analysis determined the association between potential predictive factors and vehicular injury. Odds ratios revealed occupancy in a passenger car to be a major predictor of the likelihood of injury. Other factors include the driver being female, driving too fast, travel on curved or level roadways, and being hit laterally or from the rear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-681
Number of pages5
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crash types
  • Four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Injury severity
  • Lateral impact
  • Motor vehicle crash
  • Passenger cars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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